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We’re Crying Already: The Trailer For If Beale Street Could Talk Is Here

James Baldwin‘s work remains so precious because it has captured Blackness in so many ways. Through his essays that have illuminated the facts, realities, and spirits of movements. To his fiction that has captured the souls, experiences, and worlds of Black folks. His interviews that pulled no punches during which he stood in front of…

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ICYMI: Beya Likhari Gets Introspective on The Inbetween Part 2.

In July, Beya Likhari hit us with part one of The Inbetween, her experimental EP meant to capture the feeling of two different moods. The first half featured two upbeat grooves “Hold On” and “Nerdy Girl” but this second half is almost like a thoughtful come down from the first. “Scared” and “Secrets” are moodier…

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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Premiere is Scheduled for August 12th

Issa Rae has been silently working to wow fans with more and we’re ready for it. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our friends Issa and Molly and the last we’ve seen of them, Issa moved in with Daniel and Molly was involved with a mystery man. In season 2 of HBO’s beloved…

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar receives his latest esteemed honor in a Pulitzer Prize to his many titles. His third major label effort, DAMN. won in the music category marking the first time in history that a body of work that isn’t Jazz or Classical has been awarded. Despite having been on the come-up for years, 2012’s Good Kid Maad City…

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Solange Debuts ‘Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube)’ at Hammer Museum

Our very own Solange has never been shy about visual creativity and her love of art. Just last year she performed some of her transformative album A Seat At The Table across the country at various art institutions and museums. Now, she’s at it again and this time at the Hammer Museum. Solange’s self created ‘Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube)’…

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Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance was a Flawless Celebration of Feminine Strength

Beyoncé has always represented her Southern roots by making use of marching bands and famous majorette moves from j-set style choreography in the “Single Ladies” video to the heavy band influence in “Formation.” But last night was something different. From the very beginning of her set at Coachella, Beyoncé walked us through the rich history of Blackness…

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Spike Lee and Jordan Peele’s Black Klansman Sets Release Date

After the success of Get Out, Jordan Peele announced that he would be continuing to make social thrillers. So the announcement of a collaboration between Peele and the king of social films, Spike Lee, was met with much excitement. Now months after this announcement, the film mega-duo is presenting news that Black Klansman, will arrive in…

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Kendrick Lamar and SZA Release “All The Stars” Video for Black Panther

Black Panther is set to be an event the film industry never saw coming. It isn’t even out yet and it’s already breaking records, and people are planning outfits to see the film. Music fans have also been delighted by the announcement of Kendrick Lamar as the soundtrack’s producer. Today the TDE family has given…

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Jamila Woods Enchants Us In Tiny Desk Concert

Jamila Woods‘ Heavn was one of my personal favorite projects of 2016. The 20-track album was a tender and inspirational ode to Black womanhood from its defiant tracks like “Very Blk” and “In My Name” to its use of the Assata chant and recollections of childhood hand games. The tracks still feel as fresh and…

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Living Single Is Coming To Hulu

For years, many have wondered where Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is on streaming services, why we could not find Martin on Netflix or Hulu, and why on earth no streaming service has picked up Girlfriends. But, in these uncertain days, nostalgia is back. If you want to know what the Tanner family from Full House…

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Audio: Raaginder, “Stormy Weather” Feat. Beya Likhari

Baltimore’s very own Beya Likhari, has lent her voice to producer Raaginder‘s dreamy new single “Stormy Weather.” The melodic and melancholy tune about love and loss adds to the love letters theme of Beya’s debut project, 2015’s Love Letters From Lola. The single is taken from Raaginder’s Escape which can be found on most streaming…

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Tiffany Haddish Lands Two More Movie Deals

Since her scene-stealing role in Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has been racking up win after win. She recently scored a book deal and according to IMDB she also has 2 films in post-production and one in pre-production. Now, per Variety, news of Tiffany’s dried ink for The Kitchen and The Temp are confirmed. Based on a DC Comic,…

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